Why is Matthew McConaughey not running for Texas Governor?

Matthew McConaughey, in a three-minute Instagram video, said that he will instead focus his energy on socially beneficial endeavors

                            Why is Matthew McConaughey not running for Texas Governor?
Matthew McConaughey surprised his followers by announcing that he is not going to run for Texas Governor (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Days after topping a poll of beating the likes of incumbent Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat contender Beto O'Rourke, Matthew McConaughey announced that he will not be running for the position of Texas Governor. The ‘Interstellar’ star took to his Instagram account on Sunday, November 28, and dropped the bomb that he was heading for the coveted position.
The 52-year-old Hollywood icon then quickly grabbed one of the top trending spots on Twitter as social media users rushed to speak on the big news. McConaughey, in a three-minute Instagram video, pointed out the issues he saw with the modern-day political landscape. The Texas native then dived into the reasons as to why he was opting out of the race. McConaughey had first dropped hints about running for the Governor of Texas back in July where he had noted that America was going through 'puberty' as a country.
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Why is Matthew McConaughey not running for the post of Texas Governor?

In the video captioned as “us”, McConaughey asserted, “As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership” adding, “It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.” He then divulged into the values of service and what he learned while considering to run for political office.  



“What have I learned? That we have some problems we need to fix, that our politics needs new purpose, that we have divides that need healing, that we need more trust in our lives”, said McConaughey as he continued, “We got to start shining a light on our shared values, the ones that cross party lines, the ones that build bridges instead of burn them, that our children are our greatest asset.” Further reflecting on his decision, the actor said that he will instead focus his energy on socially beneficial endeavors. “I’m going to continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life” concluding, “Organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while also generating prosperity. That’s the American dream.” 

‘Would rather see him run for mayor’

Social media users quickly logged into Twitter to express their views on Matthew McConaughey not running for the position of Texas Governor. “Now who am I going to vote for?”, asked one user as another posted, “Would rather see him run for mayor. It'd only be a 2 year term, but he could do so much in 2 years to repair the damage of the past 8 years.  If he needs an Austin address, I have a spare room he can rent.”
The next one tweeted, “Afraid to get off the fence and alienate one side or the other. Great way to announce you have nothing to announce.” Meanwhile, another chimed in, “Great choice @McConaughey. I think there a bigger acts of service ahead for you that the constraints of being a politician would not allow. Let’s work together for the greater good of all Texans and Americans.” One user asserted, “Awwww I was so hoping this was your announcement to enter the political ring! We need you!!! Please stay involved and I hope you decide to run in the future.”

 One user shared, “You can be useful. You have an incredible voice. Use it to support Beto” and another mentioned, “Good don't need another celebrity in any office.” One user concluded, “Now would be a good time for Matthew McConaughey to endorse and put his full support behind @BetoORourke for Texas Governor.”


















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